IND Vs ENG: Team India has reached a strong position in the fourth Test being played against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. India has gained 89 runs till the end of the second day’s play. Rishabh Pant’s century has played an important role in bringing India to this position. Pant, revealing the secret of his success, said that his eyes were only on the shots.
Pant hit 13 fours and two sixes during his 118-ball 101-run knock on the second day of the fourth and final Test against England. The reverse sweep shot off James Andersen was his best shot of the day.
Pant said that on most occasions he used to get a chance to play his shots but given the state of the match, he had to spend time at the crease before playing strokes during his brilliant innings. Pant said, “You have to plan in advance for the reverse flick but if luck is with you then you can take the risk.”
Pant came out to bat at a time when other Indian batsmen were finding it difficult to score runs on a difficult pitch. The 23-year-old player took time to settle at the crease with tremendous passion and then played aggressive shots. He completed his century by hitting a six off Dom’s base.
Pant has described the quality of his game
Till some time back Pant was criticized for playing irresponsible shots but he said that he had to be cautious given the circumstances of the match. Pant said that “I want to play according to the condition of the match and then take a shot after seeing the ball, that’s the specialty of my game.”
Pant shared a 113-run partnership with Washington Sundar after a 41-run partnership with opener Rohit Sharma (49 runs). By the end of the day’s play, India had scored 294 runs, losing 7 wickets in response to the 205 runs scored in England’s first innings. India is already ahead 2–1 in this series.